Many people don't truly understand the value and necessity of hair styling products. Often times people avoid using styling products altogether because in the past hair styling products were thick and sticky. Most gels and hairsprays would leave hair feeling dry and “crunchy". The fact of the matter is, hair styling products have come a long way since earlier decades. Technologies are much more advanced and many products are created with natural ingredients and botanicals that restore health to the hair and leave hair feeling as though there is no product in it at all. There are many different types of styling products and each one has a different purpose. Here are a variety of different types of hair styling products and their purposes:
Prepping products have the same basic concept as that of makeup primers. They are intended to prepare the hair for the application of other products and to help nourish the hair. Basically, a hair prep will even out the porosity of hair so that your hair thoroughly and evenly absorbs product throughout the shaft. These products are great for chemically processed hair because, damaged hair typically has trouble with product absorption. Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion is a great prepping product and it works well with super damaged hair. Volumizing products help create lift and height without a necessity for teasing. Most people don't realize that blow drying your hair is one of the most important things in achieving long-lasting volume. Although volumizing products can make a huge difference, it is best to use a blowdryer with them to dry hair in an upward motion and lock in the height and direction of the hair. Some volumizing products can have a drying effect so make sure you look for a product that is moisturizing and apply it directly to the root. Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray creates a ton of volume and is ideal for enhancing thickness.
Texturizing products are formulated to create different textures in your hair. Rather than using heat tools to achieve waves or piecey sections, you can use sea salt sprays and pomades to bring out different textures. Many people go through hours of curling or waving their hair to achieve a beachy texture when they could simply spray in or apply a texturizing product, scrunch their hair, and let it air dry overnight. For a straighter, piecier texture pomades can be used to separate sections without having to cut extreme layers into your hair. For a beachy texture, try Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray.
Hold products, like hairsprays, are created to keep hair in place. A lot of people despise hairspray because of the smell and tacky texture of many of the cheap store brands of the past, but many hairsprays that are available today provide great hold with a lot of movement and have natural, fresh fragrances. Many hairsprays even improve the appearance of your hair and add shine. Some can even act as a heat protectant product. For an all over great hold that feels like it's barely there, try Bumble and Bumble Does it All spray. See our full selection of Hair Styling Products .